Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Treading Softly...

Having reported on my blog a few weeks ago, how I felt many things at home had started to wear out (me included! ;-)) I was very happy to find a lovely old carpet runner at my local flea market that very week! It was a great price, was going to be just long enough, was in perfect unused condition and was the right colour too!  
Hubby has done a wonderful job fitting it properly with spongy underlay and traditional stair rods.  
I had quite forgotten how it feels to walk on good quality carpet! Having bare painted floorboards throughout our home, I'd become used to always wearing a pair of slippers in the wintertime. 
Its now inspired me to think about the smaller staircase down into my workroom...
Yes, I could get used to a little luxury  ;-))  


Whilst I'm here, I'd just like to show the lovely cake that my daughter made for boyfriend for Valentine's Day - They've been together for 1 year! Awwww... 

Hope you are having a lovely day - I'm getting things finished and packed up ready for the V&H Textile & Fashion Fair this Saturday...I'll be back with a post soon, to show some of the pieces I've handmade for my stall.
Niki x
Update: Belinda has used some of my daughter's wedding photographs in a post she has edited for the Kilver Court Designer Village here. :)  

14 comments:

Hazel Cottage said...

I love your stair carpet! :) We'd love something similar, but our stairs are a bit of a mess and need covering with boring carpet at the moment.

Liz
x

Hesta Nesta said...

The stair carpet looks stunning Niki and I love the stair rods, your hubby has done a fabulous job. That cake looks yummy. See you on Saturday.
Jo xx

Jay said...

The stair runner looks fabulous (so does the cake!), what a great find!

made-and-found said...

What an amazing find and what a brilliant job your husband has done.It looks so beautiful. x

Primroses Attic said...

Can't believe you found this. It is perfect,your stairs look so cosy now.
Rosezeeta.

Mary in VA said...

The stairs are gorgeous! Your husband did a beautiful job. Also, I just hopped over to your other blog and the antique satin damask bags are really lovely. The velvet lining is just perfect!
Have a wonderful week!

Kay said...

Stairs look great!

Kay x

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Wow! What a great find! Perfect color, perfect length . . . the flea market planets were all in perfect alignment for you on this one!

Chrysalis said...

Wow - that stair carpet is wonderful! And as for the yummy cake ...!! x

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

What an amazing find!! It looks beautiful Niki :)

I now have stair envy as I live in a bungalow!! :) :)

Have a great week lovely lady. x

Sue said...

That stair runner is lovely, and what a neat job your lovely hubby has done fitting it. :-)

Sue xx

Amanda said...

A very lucky find, its gorgeous.

A tale from toadstool house said...

Love. Your new stair carpet,such a great find. Your daughter cake looks scrumptious :) xxx

punkleface said...

love your carpet and love your blog!